Planning for the What ifs – Falls, Extreme Immobility and Swallowing Difficulties

Planning for the What ifs – Part Three Falls, Extreme Immobility and Secretion Management  Today we continue Parkinson’s Disease: Planning for the What Ifs, a special series of posts to address both motor and non-motor issues of people with advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD). We are defining advanced PD as those who are no longer independent in their […]

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Parenting with Parkinson’s Disease

A discussion about navigating Parkinson’s and parenting About ten percent of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are diagnosed before the age of 50, a subset of PD known as Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD), sometimes referred to as Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease. People with YOPD have a number of unique concerns that people who are […]

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Interview with ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen

Interview with ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen Bill Rasmussen, Founder of the sports cable network ESPN, revealed this past summer that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 2014 at the age of 81. Since his announcement, he has been determined to spread his dual message of awareness and optimism. Recently, he sat down with […]

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Why should I go to a Parkinson’s disease support group?

Why should I go to a Parkinson’s disease support group? Support groups play a vital role in the lives of many people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and APDA plays a vital role in providing access to support groups around the country. In general terms, a support group is a collection of participants who meet on […]

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